Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The local method of producing alcohol in Saravan province, inherited from past generations, can create jobs for the people and the distilleries in Khongxedon district could be developed as tourist sites. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -  Unexploded ordnance (UXO) continues to kill dozens of people in Laos every year. Many of them are too young to have experienced the war itself.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Vietnamese products, especially clothes and apparel for children, are increasing in popularity in the Lao market. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Bank of the Lao PDR is urging commercial lenders to consider postponing loan repayments and supply revolving capital for flood victims across the country in order to help communities overcome the impact of the natural disaster. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A group of young Lao entrepreneurs departed for China yesterday as part of an official mission to seek business partners to invest in Laos. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN - Core coordination between banks, SME experts and fund providers and facilitators will enable the promotion and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to become more effective and successful, a top banking official has said. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A rapid modernisation of agriculture, changing consumer tastes, rapid urban population, infrastructure development and poverty and lack of livelihood options are the major causes of biodiversity decline. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Ministry of Education and Sports has banned four teachers who were involved in providing answers for students during the upper secondary level exams for the 2017-2018 academic year.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The nation will not face serious rice shortages but will encounter temporary difficulties in supplying the staple grain, according to the National Ad Hoc Committee in charge of the post-disaster response.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea has donated clothes, shoes, desks, chairs, two ambulances, two fire engines and other relief materials worth more than 32 billion kip (US$3,818,000) to support efforts to alleviate poverty in Laos.